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Old 10-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #1
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As you might have heard, we got our first snow storm two days ago. It was 28 degrees this morning when I filmed this. Hope you enjoy it.

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Old 10-11-2019, 06:42 PM   #2
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Nice drive!
We are getting snow as well!
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Very COOL Merc!! Thanks for posting..... that beautiful scenery is a little rare around these parts!!
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Nice drive and beautiful bright blue sky.


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Very nice........thank you!!
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Too bad about the crack in the road....

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Old 10-15-2019, 08:31 AM   #7
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I prefer 3/4 shots but I can always use one of these.
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Thanks Roy! I had to retrieve my coat from the hall closet!

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What a great scenic video (and sound). Was that a slight stumble when you hit the gas at the 3:30 mark? I'm guessing you have a good working heater in the Merc. Mine has been disconnected as I think the core leaks.
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Nice Shots!



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What a great scenic video (and sound). Was that a slight stumble when you hit the gas at the 3:30 mark? I'm guessing you have a good working heater in the Merc. Mine has been disconnected as I think the core leaks.

The issue is that I have the heat riser blocked off to the calibrator for summer running (fewer issues with vapor lock), so the gas is cold, rather than being preheated to a vapor state. It was 28 degrees when I made the video, so all my efforts to keep the engine running cooler, basically kept it from warming up too. It's going to be 80 here on Thursday, yet we have had the heat on in the house for the last week. Just another Fall day here in the Rockies.

I do have a good heater, but it is used more to taking heat off the engine on a 90 degree day, rather than heating up the driver during the winter. When I drive it on the dry days during the winter months, the heat coming through the firewall and floor is just about enough to keep you warm with the top up.
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The issue is that I have the heat riser blocked off to the calibrator for summer running (fewer issues with vapor lock), so the gas is cold, rather than being preheated to a vapor state. It was 28 degrees when I made the video, the heat coming through the firewall and floor is just about enough to keep you warm with the top up.
I figured it was probably a cold weather issue. Does yours have the heat riser control down in the right side exhaust manifold like mine has?
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I figured it was probably a cold weather issue. Does yours have the heat riser control down in the right side exhaust manifold like mine has?
It did when it had a single exhaust (I still have the manifold with the heat riser, in a bin some place), but now it has a duel exhaust and that side is just capped off.

On the drivers side, I have the single manifold.
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Is that left side exhaust manifold a special after market part? I don't recall dual exhaust being an option on the 52-53 Mercs. My front cross over pipe has a small hole burnt in it that might be an excuse for me to go full dual exhausts.
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Great car, great pictures!
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Is that left side exhaust manifold a special after market part? I don't recall dual exhaust being an option on the 52-53 Mercs. My front cross over pipe has a small hole burnt in it that might be an excuse for me to go full dual exhausts.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-1953-F...8AAOSwcL5ddSYT

1952 1953 Ford car Factory Dual exhaust LH exhaust manifold EAB-9431-A
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